University of Manitoba - Faculty of Arts - German and Slavic Studies - Ukrainian Program at the University of Manitoba
Ukrainian Program at the University of Manitoba

The Ukrainian program at the University of Manitoba offers undergraduate and graduate (MA) classes in language, literature and culture. The Department specializes in modern Ukrainian literature (from 1798 until the present day), but it also teaches earlier periods and folklore. The literature of the Ukrainian diaspora is also represented.


Teaching members of the Ukrainian section
  • Dr. Myroslav Shkandrij, Professor (19th and 20th Century Ukrainian literature, Avant-Garde literature and art, Postcolonial theory, Ukrainian-Jewish literary and cultural relations)
  • Dr. Natalia Aponiuk, Senior Scholar (19th and 20th Century Ukrainian literature, Ukrainian-Canadian literature, Folklore)
  • Iryna Konstantiuk, MA, Instructor (Ukrainian language at all levels)


Programs offered

Undergraduate Studies

Graduate Studies

  • MA in Slavic Studies
  • Pre-MA in Slavic Studies


Undergraduate Studies

General Major Program (B.A.) in Ukrainian
For entry to the Major, the prerequisite is a grade of "C" or better in six credit hours from UKRN 1310 (or UKRN 1320), UKRN 2720 (or UKRN 2730) (the former UKRN 2640). For students who have taken additional courses toward the major, then a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 is required on all courses including the higher grade of repeated courses and excluding failed courses.
A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 in all courses that comprise the Major is required to graduate including the higher grade of repeated courses and excluding failed courses.

Minor Program in Ukrainian
For entry to the Minor, the prerequisite is a grade of "C" or better in six credit hours from UKRN 1310 (or UKRN 1320), UKRN 2720 (or UKRN 2730) (the former UKRN 2640)

 


Graduate Studies

For current and future offers in graduate classes in Slavic Studies and for all other questions concerning the graduate program in Slavic Studies contact:

Dr. Myroslav Shkandrij (Email)
Phone: 204-474-6605
322 Fletcher Argue Bldg.


Pre-Master's Year in Slavic Studies

Students without a four-year degree or without an undergraduate major in the discipline to be studied must complete a pre-Master’s year as approved by the chair of the appropriate graduate studies committee or his/her delegate before they can enter the Master’s program. This year is intended to bring the student’s standing to approximately the level of a four-year degree with a major in the appropriate discipline. It will normally consist of 24 credit hours of coursework, of which at least 12 are in the major discipline. At most, one grade of “C+” in a course of six credit hours, or two grades of “C+” in courses of three credit hours, will be permitted.

Master of Arts in Slavic Studies

 Students fulfil the requirements for the Master’s degree by doing a combination of coursework and thesis. A minimum of 15 credit hours of course-work is required, including SLAV 7200, SLAV 7210, and 3 other credit hours at the 700/7000 level in the student’s major discipline. The remaining 6 credit hours, designated as ancillary credit, may be taken at the 700/7000, 400/4000, 300/3000 (or in exceptional circumstances the 200/2000) level and may be in courses in the student’s major discipline, or in another program or department, at the discretion of the chair of the Graduate Studies Committee. A thesis prospectus must be submitted to the candidate’s M.A. advisor a minimum of two months before the thesis is submitted to the M.A. committee.

Expected time to graduation: Two Years; all requirements for the Degree of M.A. must be fulfilled within five years of the original date of entry into the program. Time extensions for completion of the program may be permitted on an individual basis.

The Department of German and Slavic Studies allows students to begin their program on either 1 September or 1 January. For admission for each of these start dates, Canadian /U.S. students should send their applications with complete supporting documentation to the Faculty of Graduate Studies no less than four (4) months prior to their intended start date. International students should send their applications with complete supporting documentation to the Faculty of Graduate Studiesto arrive no later than seven (7) months prior to their intended start date.

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